I had a friend in the '80s/'90s, since passed away, that used to drink with Von Dutch at the Mill Avenue bridge in Tempe when he lived in Scottsdale back in the early '70s. He told me many stories about his personality, none of them particularly pleasant. Guy had a lot of problems by then.
You were 12 when you did that? Amazing! I wouldn't risk a paint reaction with the clear coat, just polish it lightly and preserve it. Tucking the rear tires into the flares wouldn't be a bad thing, though.
You don't say? I used a maybe 15 year old can of Aluma Yellow pearl on this Ford, and it turned out to be the same color. I call it "Nuclear Waste". I used the same can years earlier on a 1:1 dipstick handle, and it came out the correct color. That paint either doesn't age well, or ages very well; depending on how you look at it.
Builder of bent banana '80s-riffic Chevelle: "I have dreamt of having a yellow chopped Chevelle since I bought my first car back in 1988, which was a Chevelle." He's living the dream, man, the dream!!!!
Bob, When I looked this morning, they were gone - little torn picture icons. I just figured it was the usual ten year-old thread stuff. But they are there now, and it looks just as nice as the original reviews had it.
Right on, Dwayne, that's already a big improvement in proportioning. The molding process is a little stressful, mainly in pulling the inner mold out of the body after it is pulled from the outer because it flexes the sides out slightly. But there are tricks to make it hold together: I use thin (maybe .010") sheet aluminum garden flashing and super glue a piece over any joint; plastic to plastic, and especially plastic to resin, as with this Mustang body.
Narrow pieces were added behind all spliced pillars, then worked in with red spot putty to smooth the inside of the body surfaces - also important to make de-molding the master and copies as easy on them as possible.
Beautiful job, it all comes together as well as any factory effort. Great lines, and a very appropriate color combination too. A++. Did anyone save any pictures of the OP's model? I never saw it, and it's long gone.
Prime time! Finally got the body in a decent state, time to see it all in one glorious shade of Plastikote T-235. Just a little more body work to go yet.
This right side curved upper door character line was obliterated for some reason, so I gave it some new definition.
The start of a Cammer:
I had the original '67 interior bucket, rear seat, and dash, but nothing else. Add to that a '65 Galaxie steering wheel, buckets, and console. I was going to go for a racier interior with a roll bar, race buckets, no console or rear seat, etc, but I decided to make it a bit more streetable.